Frequently Asked Questions (about audiovisual preservation)

Frequently Asked Questions

(about audiovisual preservation)

These answers were written for the PrestoCentre. I have my own idea about a logical sequence, but there is no reason not to go straight to any one of the answers.

  1. Why haven’t you digitised your content yet?

  2. I want to preserve my audiovisual content. How do I get started?

  3. I need a business case for preservation. How do I do that?

  4. How much will it cost to preserve my content?

  5. How much will it cost to digitise my content?

  6. What standards should I follow?

  7. How should audio, video and film be encoded for preservation?

  8. What file format(s) should I use?

  9. How do I preserve digital media, like CD, DVD, DAT and all the different kinds of digital videotape?

  10. I’ve digitised it — where do I store it?

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